Every type of traveller has a different set of needs that must be met to have a successful and enjoyable time abroad, so today we have compiled a list of travel essentials that not only make life easier but look great too.
For The Backpacker
Packing Cubes! I can’t describe how much I love packing cubes. I mean they are cubes, that you pack, and they keep you organized! They also keep clothes clean when your backpack suddenly explodes over your bunk or the floor.
Packing cubes are my life, but be careful packing. I have successfully added 1kg to my luggage now and there is definitely room for more.
Nonetheless, I can't live without these travel essentials.
Osprey Backpack, I mean these are the creme de la creme of backpacks in my opinion. With a lifetime warranty and so many amazing colours, sizes and styles to meet your needs osprey backpacks are the way to go in my opinion!
I honestly don't go anywhere without my Osprey Fairview 55L. It has an incredible day bag that can zip on or clip on for easy transportation. It is also he perfect size for a carry on.
Microfiber towels. They don’t mold, they don’t stink, they dry quickly and they pack up small to fit in our backpacks. Can you really go wrong? I don’t think so, just make sure you get the right size for you.
For The Diva
Shoe bags. They keep your clothes clean and your shoes secure in your luggage! Plus you can get different coloured bags for different shoes to save valuable getting ready time. These are travel essentials that I neber knew I was missing until I got them. Now I don’t know how I got by without them!
For The Eco-Tourist
Sustainable Waterbottle. Plastic is so out and sustainable is in. Get a beautiful reusable S’well bottle that is sustainable and charitable with the company partnered with UNICEF. A water bottle is a life essential so it makes our travel essentials list. Choose wisely.
For The Adrenaline Junkie
For The Partier
Smartphone Breathalyzer; Just so you don’t get caught in a sticky situation. Drinking and driving is no joke, and even the morning after a big night you can still be intoxicated, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Tile phone/keys tracker – Let’s be real, you are a hot mess. Tile will locate your wallet or keys from your phone when you wake up and can’t figure out what you did last night. Let’s just hope you still have your phone.
For The Techy Traveller
Personal Wifi. This is great for getting things done on the fly! Edit away! Don’t get us wrong, being off grid is incredible, but if you work online wifi or other connectivity devices are travel essentials.
Drone. Check out your surroundings, get that video that makes you viral, or just capture the places that take your breath away. Just make sure you check out the laws in the areas you are travelling to before travel. Drones are illegal in some places.
BONUS: To Make Mom Feel Better
We know mom, we love you too, don’t worry, it will be fine. We love our moms, but they can worry way too much sometimes. These gadgets are some tools to (hopefully) make mom feel better. Although they may not fit our travel essentials list, they are essentials for mom.
goTENNA Mesh – off-grid communication this GPS tracker and SMS gadget is perfect for people going way out of cell range and off-grid. It is great in case of emergency and if the worst-case-scenario happens you can be tracked (Mom is tracking you right now).
Bag protector mesh. Honestly, I don’t know how many times my mom has thought my bag will get stolen… it hasn’t yet, but I have seen many people’s things go missing. PacSafe provides so many cool products to keep your belongings safe.